The Ottawa Valley is under a Winter Storm warning today with snow at times heavy on tap for most of the afternoon into the evening and continuing into Wednesday upwards of 30 cm is expected which means that roads and highways will be slippery and it will make for challenging driving conditions if you don’t have to go out please stay home, if you do have to travel – give yourself extra time to arrive and also make sure others know where you are going and what your expected time of arrival will be and carry a mobile phone with you as well. Keep in mind that weather can change in an instant – case and point on Friday Feb 8th when Upper Ottawa Valley OPP officers responded to 20 motor vehicle collissions during adverse weather conditions the High winds and blowing snow resulted in reduced visibility for drivers and although no serious injuries were reported, five people were transported to hospital and highways and roadways were closed for public safety reasons, police would also like to remind motorists to clear and remove any accumulated snow on vehicles prior to starting out and adjust your driving behaviours accordingly. So slow down! Keep your dial locked to 98 7 and we’ll bring you all the information on your weather and how it effects our areas.
The Ontario government is inviting families to participate in free fishing on the Family Day weekend. From February 16th to 18th, Canadian residents of all ages can enjoy fishing in Ontario without having to purchase a licence. You can find details about local events at www.ontariofamilyfishing.com – the government of Ontario says that this weekend is a great opportunity to experience licence-free ice fishing and is a reminder that fishing is a year-round sport – not just a summer hobby. John Yakabuski, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry says that they want to encourage families to enjoy the outdoors by providing a fun and affordable way to connect with each other and with nature – Whether you are a fishing enthusiast or a first-timer, this is an opportunity to create lasting memories with family and friends. This weekend –Family Day weekend is the first of four free fishing events in 2019. The Ontario government will introduce two new licence-free fishing events this year – one on the weekend of Mother’s Day and another on the weekend of Father’s Day. Anglers are reminded to stay safe and to check local ice conditions before heading onto the ice to fish. For ice safety tips you can visit www.ontario.ca
Just a reminder that the North Lanark Trappers Council will be hosting the Ontario Fur Managers Federation Zone Meeting and Workshop on Saturday, February 23, 2019, at the Lanark and District Civitan Club – located at 2144 Pine Grove Rd in Lanark. This event….is open to the public and admission is free. Doors open at 9:30 AM, the event starts at 10:00 AM and runs until 4:00 PM. Lunch is available on-site for $8.00 person; coffee and tea will also be available. There will be trapping displays and demonstrations, a presentation by the Fur Institute of Canada and outdoor related vendors on site offering a variety of products. This is a great opportunity for those interested in trapping to learn from licensed trappers. 2019 is the North Lanark Trappers Council’s 40th Anniversary. For more information please contact Doug at 613-253-6656 or Ted 613-894-1135.
AND IN SPORTS …
The national Jr A rankings are in for this week, The Carleton Place Canadians dropped to #13. Along with the Brockville Braves who slipped another spot last week but still sit solidly at #12. . Honorable mention was given to the Ottawa Junior Senators. The pembroke lumber kings had a great game Sunday – beating kemptville 6 to 3 – they’ll play again tomorrow night in Kanata– Wed when the visit the lasers for a 7:30 puck drop. In CCHL 2 action….
With today’s snow fall and wind the Renfrew Timberwolves feel it’s unsafe for our players to travel to Athens for tonight’s game – In turn the game between us is CANCELLED